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“For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.”
As we prepare for our congregational worship in the days to come, this passage from Ephesians is my prayer for you, for us as a community of God’s holy people. Read these words again. What catches your attention? Read this prayer one more time. What is one thing you’re going to try to put into practice today? Will it be saying a prayer of thanksgiving for SOTH, a prayer of praise for God’s power and authority in your life? Pray and thank God that he has blessed us as a community of believers and praise God for the grace and hope he has given you.